Piotr Krzymowski and Cédric Teisseire in conversation with Sylwia Serafinowicz, 15 March 2017

A conversation between Sylwia Serafinowicz and the exhibiting artists, Piotr Krzymowski and Cédric Teisseire on the occasion of hot, hot, hot at l’étrangère.


Attracted to the cinematography of the French New Wave and the graphic design and editorial culture of the 1950s and 60s, Piotr Krzymowski often references the aesthetic of the era. Through working with film, collage/decollage, print and paint, Krzymowski’s work often excavate redundant technology and archival sources that he takes as his starting point. Essentially a painter, Teisseire uses paint as a physical material to be manipulated, by pouring it, giving it in to gravity, chance and time. Those transformational processes focused on materiality, texture and surface are central to his practice. In his own words: The idea that one can take one thing for another greatly motivates my production and pushes my paintings on a field of interpretation beyond the sole field of abstraction; In the sense that I try to cross or confuse the organization. 


Sylwia Serafinowicz is an independent curator and writer. She was previously Collections Curator at the Wrocław Contemporary Museum, and is a regular contributor to Artforum magazine. In 2015 she was awarded a PhD in art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art.